Greek 110: Greek Epic
Spring Term, 2014
Textbooks (in bookstore):
Allen Rogers Benner, ed., Selections from Homer's Iliad, ISBN 978-1146347112
W. Owen and E. Goodspeed, Homeric Vocabularies, University of Oklahoma Press paperback, ISBN 978-0806108285
Meeting: MWTh 1:00-1:50 pm, Olin-Sang 104
Requirements: daily translation and readings in secondary literature, hour examination, problem set on epic diction (=final paper); weekly quizzes on vocabulary from Owen & Goodspeed
Prerequisites: Greek 30 or equivalent preparation in Ancient Greek
Instructor: Lenny Muellner, Mandel 214; Office hours: MW 2:00-3:00 pm; Tel. 781-736-2185; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goal of course: to read selections from the Iliad and to learn about the diction and composition of Homeric Epic as well as its interpretation.
Principal secondary sources:
Albert Lord, The Singer of Tales, Cambridge, 1960; reprinted with a new introduction, Cambridge, 2000.
Milman Parry, ed. A. Parry, The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry, Oxford, 1971.